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The culture of building

Author: Howard Davis
Publisher: New York : Oxford University, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Culture of Building describes how the built world, including the vast number of buildings that are the settings for people's everyday lives, is the product of building cultures - complex systems of people, relationships, building types, techniques, and habits in which design and building are anchored. These cultures include builders, bankers, architects, developers, clients, contractors, craftspeople, building
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Davis
ISBN: 0195112946 9780195112948 9780195305937 0195305930
OCLC Number: 39085346
Description: x, 385 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Two Billion Buildings --
pt. I. Buildings as Cultural Products. 1. Building as a Unified Social Process. 2. Four Building Cultures in History. 3. Building Cultures of the Contemporary City --
pt. II. Rules and Knowledge About Building. 4. Connections to the Larger Culture. 5. Builders, Architects, and Their Institutions. 6. Shared Architectural Knowledge. 7. Value and the Flow of Money. 8. Agreements, Contracts, and Control. 9. Regulation. 10. Shaping Buildings and Cities --
pt. III. Transforming Modern Building Cultures. 11. Postindustrial Craftsmanship. 12. Culturally Appropriate Buildings. 13. Human-Based Institutions. Conclusion: Cracks in the Concrete Pavement.
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Written by a leader in the field of vernacular architecture, The Culture of Building provides a historical and cross-cultural analysis of building cultures, looking at the systems of people,  Read more...

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